Bluff Manufacturing Hires Tom Hobbs as Vice President of Operations

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Hobbs will assist in overseeing Bluff Manufacturing’s Fort Worth production facility and its employees.

Bluff Manufacturing, Inc.,, a leading provider of material handling and warehouse safety equipment to companies throughout the U.S, Mexico, Canada, Caribbean and South America, announced Tom Hobbs as its new vice president of operations.

With more than 20 years of experience in developing, improving and managing manufacturing quality in the technology and aerospace industries, Hobbs will assist in overseeing Bluff Manufacturing’s Fort Worth production facility and its employees, ensuring on-time delivery of the company’s yard ramps, dock boards, dock levelers, wheel risers, mezzanines, stairways, service and maintenance platforms, and Crash Guard warehouse safety equipment.

An accomplished plant manager with extensive experience in lean manufacturing management, Hobbs brings a unique combination of large company, high volume manufacturing and small company, custom manufacturing experience. Hobbs began his career with Texas Instruments working in the Defense Electronics Group as a production planner and then a subcontract manager. His career development took him into engineering development for Motorola/Cisco Joint Venture, then on to several upper level managerial plant operations positions with Everett Charles Technologies and Honeywell. He earned a bachelor’s of science degree in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY, and is also Six Sigma Greenbelt Certified.

“Tom is a great addition to the Bluff Manufacturing family and we know he will do a fantastic job implementing operational efficiencies that will take Bluff to the next level. His high expectations set high standards for our production team, which will allow us a unique opportunity to better serve our customers,” states Clark Smith, president of Bluff Manufacturing.

For additional information, contact Bluff Manufacturing at toll free (800) 433-2212 or

About Bluff Manufacturing
For more than 40 years, Bluff Manufacturing has been recognized as an innovative leader in the fabrication and design of high quality dock, warehouse, and industrial safety equipment. Bluff Manufacturing, whose customers include Frito Lay, Lumber Liquidators and ABF, is the only company to meet the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) MH30.2 standard, ensuring the highest quality products and providing customers with the greatest possible value. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Bluff Manufacturing serves the entire U.S., Mexico and Caribbean through a national distributor network, and the company’s 11 distribution warehouses ensure quick delivery of the standard items in the company’s product line including yard ramps, dock boards, dock levelers, wheel risers, and safety barrier product Crash Guard.

Bluff Manufacturing acquired B&L Structures in June 2010, expanding its portfolio to include work platforms, mobile units, stairways, free standing conveyor support structures, caged ladders and mezzanines. These products continue to be available through B&L’s national network of distributors, many of which also work with Bluff Manufacturing.


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